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How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

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Omegle allows its users to match with strangers around the world. It is free and anonymous, as you don’t need registration or age verification to use the site. It matches the users randomly to talk or chat with each other.

Many users face an error with the camera while using the Omegle. Users can use the camera on other apps and sites freely without any errors, but when they use Omegle, they cannot use the camera and face the error ‘Error with camera: Requested device not found’.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the error with the camera on Omegle and a few simple and easy to fix it.


What causes the camera could not start video source error on Omegle?

Here are a few possible causes for the camera ‘Error with camera: Requested device not found’ error on Omegle:

  • The camera is being used on another program.
  • Using an outdated version.
  • Corrupted browser cookies and cache memory.

Also read: Omegle error connecting to the server: 7 Fixes


How to fix the Camera error on Omegle?

Here are four fixes that might help you resolve the camera error on Omegle:

Close the programs that are using the camera

Some other applications on your desktop may be using the camera, which is why the camera is not working on Omegle, as you can’t use it in two different applications simultaneously.

To close the camera from other applications, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click the Windows button, and then click on the Settings icon in the menu.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Step 2: In the settings menu, click on the Privacy option.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Step 3: Click on the Camera option located on the left panel under App permissions and then on camera settings under Choose which Microsoft Store apps can access your camera section and then turn off the access to the camera for those devices.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Update the browser

You might be using an outdated browser version, which might be causing the error, as some features stop working when they don’t get regular updates.

Click here to learn how to update google chrome.

Use another browser

If updating your browser does not resolve the error, try using another browser like Firefox, Brave, or any other browser you prefer. Switching to another browser has solved the camera error for many users.


Clear corrupted browser cookies and cache memory

Corrupted browser cookies and cache memory might interfere with the proper functioning of the browser, which might be why the camera is unable to work on the Omegle website.

Click here to learn how to clear browser cookies on Google chrome.
Click here to learn how to clear cache on Google chrome.

Update the camera driver

If your camera drivers are out of date, it might not work properly and cause errors while using the camera on Omegle. To know how to update the camera driver on the desktop then, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Right-click on the Windows icon, and then click on the Device Manager option in the context menu.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Step 2: Click on the Cameras option in the Device manager settings.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Step 3: Under the camera, click on the integrated Webcam option.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Step 4: Click on the Driver tab and then click on the Update Driver button under the Driver tab.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Step 5: The driver update window will open, click on Search automatically for drivers option to search online for driver updates and if you have drivers available on your computer, then click on the Browse my computer for drivers option.

How to fix Omegle error with camera: Could not start video source?

Also read: How to enable the camera on Omegle?

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